Safety Specialist


Grand Rapids, MI, US

Division: BENTELER Automotive 
Functional Area: Safety/Health/Environment 
Career Level: Entry-Level Position 
Contract Type: Permanent/Full-time 
Weekly Working Hours: 45.00 
Required Languages: English 
Requisition ID: 13675 

Benefits: United States : 401(k) Match || United States : Dental || United States : Development || United States : Educational Assistance || United States : Flexible Work Schedules || United States : Health Savings Accounts || United States : Holidays || United States : Life & Disability || United States : Medical || United States : Training || United States : Vacation || United States : Vision || United States : Wealth Management Support 


At BENTELER, we make it possible. From promoting individual talents to international career prospects, or from generous opportunities for designing your career to personal development opportunities—at BENTELER, we always have answers to your questions about the future, based entirely on your personal needs. Diverse options that makes sure you can be anything and everything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


Position Objective


Support the SHE Manager to manage/improve the SHE programs that are relevant to the facility and/or rolled out from Global SHE including, but not limited to:

  • Conduct the Safety Committee
  • Conduct Safety training for new hires and HELP class
  • Conduct HELP class SHE portions
  • Hearing Conservation Program
  • Hearing Conservation Program
  • Powered Industrial Truck Program
  • Job Safety Analysis
  • Ergonomic evaluation and improvement
  • LOTO periodic audit and procedure development
  • Storm water program, SPCCP, and ISO 14001 Environmental Management System
  • Injury and incident investigation
  • Workers compensation claim management
  • Serve as company point of contact with MIOSHA and other regulatory agencies
  • Availability to respond to emergencies or conduct periodic training during off-shifts
  • Other duties as assigned




  • Supports and contributes to roll-out of the SHE strategy, SHE management system and SHE qualifi-cation in the area of responsibility
  • Checks equipment and equipment handling with respect to existing and new legal requirements and internal standards
  • Checks equipment/machines, working equipment and processes prior to implementation and activa-tion
  • Advises supervisors and employees on SHE topics
  • Reviews process, methods and standards continuously and derives improvement actions
  • Uses SHE tools and methods for root cause analysis in case of deviations; develops corrective ac-tions, monitors their implementation and measures their effectiveness
  • Conducts annual reporting
  • Classifies hazardous material in light of work safety and environment; contributes to the evaluation for risk and assesses substitute material
  • Conducts, approves and assumes full liability of complete risk assessments
  • Provides support to all activities assigned by the direct supervisor.
  • Those generated by Global Skill Matrix (ViFlow).




  • Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in Health & Safety. MIOSHA Technical Institute Certificate, or ability to complete within 2 years.  Storm Water Operator Certificate or ability to complete within 6 months.







Your contact

Robert Rushing 

BENTELER Human Resources

Phone: +1 616 246-5468 


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The BENTELER Group always has the answer. That’s because in each of our divisions and at every one of our sites, you can benefit from the size and diversity of an international corporation with around 30,000 colleagues in nearly 30 countries.

The same is true in our BENTELER Automotive division. This is where intelligent solutions for the automotive world are born—and where we, as a partner, provide answers on central topics like safety, the environment, and efficiency to nearly every major automotive manufacturer. Whether it's the body, the chassis, or the engine, we’re constantly setting new standards with the products, materials, and technologies we develop and produce. Inventiveness that makes sure you can be and become anything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


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